St. Clair Banking On Big Summer
Like many prospects in the Class of 2003, Roger Bacon power forward Monty St. Clair has hopes of stringing together some fine summer outings. St. Clair's father Mark feels like his son will open a lot of eyes this July.
"Because he plays (inconsistently), the high-majors are saying we'll see in July," Mark St. Clair said of his son. "If he has a day like he had today in July …"
The day Mark St. Clair was referring to was a 30-plus point outing in the state AAU semifinals, a game in which Cincinnati Ohio Red rolled past All-Ohio Red with Andrew Lavender and Brandon Foust. They would go on to win the title later in the weekend.
St. Clair is an intriguing prospect. Family history says he's not done growing and filling out his body. He can score inside but has a touch from the perimeter to keep defenders honest. His father is right, once more schools see him this summer the landscape of his recruitment will change.
Last year as a junior, St. Clair was a major part of the Roger Bacon team that gunned down LeBron James and St. Vincent-St. Mary's in the state title game. There were four guys on his team that averaged between 11 and 14 points, St. Clair being one of them.
In terms of his recruitment, his father says they are pretty open at this point. Xavier would be extremely tough to beat, but the Musketeers are presently out of grants. AAU teammate Justin Doellman committed to "X" last month.
For now, St. Clair will continue to fly somewhat under the radar. He ranks as one of the better big men we've seen who presently doesn't have an invite to either Nike or adidas Camp, despite being more than worthy of an invitation.